Pulling when walking and breeding

by Susan
(Athens)

We have our beautiful Great Pyranese Golden Retriever mix. Both parents are pure breeds. He is our child and we walk him everyday, we have tried a variety of tools to help us with his pulling and have been persistant with him. He has not been neutured yet because we have several people that want him as their stud. I know that Great Pyrenese are very independent. Is it because of the breed that he needs to be infront of us to protect. We just would like to be able to get out and enjoy our walks with him without being a workout. Any suggestions would be so welcomed

Comments for Pulling when walking and breeding

Average Rating starstarstarstarstar

Click here to add your own comments

May 01, 2017
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
dog companions
by: Anonymous

He's a beautiful boy, you love him and no doubt are proud of him, too.
We are in our 70's, and have had mostly male dogs as companion pets our whole lives. It has been our long experience that young male dogs are happier, healthier, live longer and are better companions when they are neutered early. Neutering when they are older or have been used as a stud dog most often does not have the same effect.
Two years is a good age to neuter a dog that is a giant breed. You would do well to consider if pleasing your friends is worth more to you than a calm loving coexistence with your boy. If he truly is your baby, you will do what is best for him and for your enjoyment of a life spent together and to not consider your friends' requests at all. They are not living with you and your dog...they just want what you have. Steep price to pay, I'm thinking.
At present we have 2 males. A Bernese rescue and a Pyr. Both neutered and totally devoted to us and to each other. Our friends enjoy our dogs as much as we do. They are calm and well-behaved and watch over us, and we can take them anywhere.
Does this sound good to you?
It could be your life too. Think about it.

May 02, 2017
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Pulling
by: Donna

Time and patience to have him walk quietly.

As you walk and he pulls, stop. He won't know why at first but he'll figure it out.

The second he gives you slack in the leash, the reward is to continue on the walk and a 'good boy'.

Continue with this. The first walk will not get you too far but as days go by, it will click with him that pulling is not required.

As for being a stud dog, please neuter him. There are more than enough dogs who need adopting because people didn't do their research, didn't followup to ensure spay/neuters were done on their pups and, because they didn't know any lineages, dogs had health/aggression issues. Check out the National Pyr Rescue to see just the start of how many dogs are in need of homes.

Click here to add your own comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Great Pyrenees Questions.









Breaking News

  1. Barry

    Oct 04, 22 07:49 AM

    DOB: June 15, 2020 Location: Erin, Ontario Barry, who is very exuberant in his love of life, needs a new family who will make him a part of their lives,

    Read More

  2. Courtesy Post - Marley

    Oct 02, 22 01:21 PM

    Sadly, he squeezed through the gate to go after a member of his livestock got through. RIP, Marley. *ADOPTION* DOB: August 8, 2019 Location: London

    Read More

  3. Tina

    Oct 01, 22 06:12 PM

    D.O.B. July 12, 2017 Located in Erin, Ontario This sweetheart Great Pyr is looking for an experienced Pyr person. She will go to a home with children

    Read More

  4. Hendricks

    Oct 01, 22 03:42 PM

    *ADOPTED* We didn't even get a chance to post Hendricks as we found a suitable adopter who had already sent in an adoption application. His short story:

    Read More

  5. Sky

    Sep 26, 22 08:46 AM

    *On Hold* DOB: June 17, 2021 Location: Dashwood, Ontario Kids: Yes Dogs: Yes (we always recommend the opposite sex in the home as not all dogs of the

    Read More

  6. Sophie

    Sep 13, 22 01:43 PM

    *ADOPTED* DOB: Guesstimate 2012 - 10-years-old Located in Erin, ON Sweet Sophie was surrendered to a shelter after her owner died. We brought her into

    Read More

  7. Kevin

    Aug 26, 22 07:46 PM

    Kevin is a 9-year-old mix with maybe Retriever in him.We are still learning more about him. This is what we have so far: We think he has not had much

    Read More

  8. Courtesy Posting - Peter

    Aug 25, 22 10:04 AM

    *ADOPTED* Location: London area *Pyr-experienced home only* This handsome boy is 3-years-old. He was found as a stray. Peter will do great as a working

    Read More